Strike Witches is one of those shows that I don’t really know if I love it to bits, or just feel that it’s insanely dumb. If you don’t know Strike Witches, you should somewhat know of a series where anime girls straps on planes onto their legs and flying about..yeah that’s the one
Despite the ridiculous premise of having plane engines on your legs and the gratuitous fan-service abound, I found myself really enjoying the series and the various character development that occurred. The setting is around the 1940’s where Europe were invaded by strange aliens called the Neuroi and thus banded together to fight this threat instead of descending into World War 2 as we know it. As the only weapons alive effective against this Neuroi, the girls with their striker units (the planes) soar around to kick the alien’s ass. It’s far-fetched I know..but with the strikers modelled after real planes and the characters after real ace pilots..well it’s just uber cool!
My favourite girl from the series Erica Hartmann was based off the highest ever scoring Ace Pilot Erich Hartmann and finally Alter is giving her a figurine treatment! I’m just soo soo stoked over this that I had to make a post about it XD
As far as the pictures go it looks really amazing and I can’t wait for the official coloured pictures to come in. =D
Kotobukiya also had a hand with Hartmann but their effort felt rather underwhelming and her face just didn’t seem to measure up..thus I’m putting all my hopes on you Alter! Don’t disappoint me! =D